Corporation Be Good! the Story of Corporate Social Responsibility

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Corporation Be Good! the Story of Corporate Social Responsibility Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

How to Give Consumers A Glimpse of Life on the Farm

first_img By Gary Truitt – Mar 27, 2016 Home Commentary How to Give Consumers A Glimpse of Life on the Farm By Gary Truitt SHARE The majority of Americans have never been to a farm and have no idea what farm or rural life is like. This is part of the problem which leads to the misconceptions they have about food production and livestock care. So, creating a hotel that would give them a “real” taste of farm life would be a good idea — although it may not be the experience they would expect. Most people today have an antiquated, overly romantic, sanitized concept of what life is like on the farm. A little reality might be more than they bargained for. From this experience, the urban dweller might actually learn that rural life is not the idyllic lifestyle portrayed in those back to the land magazines, that farm folks are technically and financially sophisticated and genuinely concerned about the environment and their animals, and that rural young people are not the beer drinking rednecks portrayed in country music today. Your bed will resemble a gestation crate and your room will be decorated with posters showing different breeds of livestock giving birth or photos of the insects that attack corn plants. While there would be indoor plumbing, the bathtub would be a metal livestock tank and the sink would have iron stains because the hotel would be on a well. You would enter the lobby via a wooden screen door that squeaked when you opened it and slammed with a bang when you entered. The lobby would have deer heads and fish mounted on the walls and a shotgun above the fireplace.  After you check-in, you will not be given a room key because none of the rooms have locks, and you will be given a dial-up internet number because there is no high speed broadband here in the country. First, this hotel would not be located on the interstate or near any tourist or recreation destination. It would be at least 10 miles out of town down a 2 lane blacktop.  Directions would read, “take old Rt 450 to where Ed Wilson used to keep his cows, then take a left until you see the sign.”  The sign would be hand-lettered on plywood. The parking lot would be gravel with an old truck with a For Sale sign on it parked by the door. There would be special tours offered to guests. These would include a visit to the local implement dealer to learn how capital intensive farming is today, a day with a veterinarian to learn how producers really use antibiotics, and a visit to a grass filter strip to see how farmers are controlling farm field runoff. Also included are a day with an FFA class studying plant breeding and micro biology, a 50-mile drive to the next county to visit the closest medical clinic to learn about the state of rural health care, and visit to the FSA county office to learn those farm subsidy programs aren’t quite what the media makes them out to be. For the truly adventurous, there would be the chance to help local police clean up a meth lab discovery, to show that rural America has just as big a drug problem as the cities do.center_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Urban folks have a strong curiosity about life on the farm. Walk into the children’s section of any large bookstore and you will find lots of books about a day on the farm. Almost half of the movies that air on the Hallmark Channel involve a troubled city dweller going back to the country or the family farm. There they usually fall in love and live happily ever after.  But are these folks really ready for the reality of farm life? All the phones in the hotel would be on the same line and each room would have different ring, which guests would have to learn. Every room would get a 5am wakeup call (whether they wanted it or not) with the recorded sound of dairy cows mooing. Every evening about 10pm the grain dryer at the back of the hotel would be fired up and would run all night.  Rooster crowing would be piped through the PA system about 6am. Just before breakfast was served at 7am, the smell of hog manure would be piped through the ventilation system. The electricity in rooms would randomly go off from time to time to simulate REMC power. Recently, the folks at Fair Oaks Dairy announced a $230 million project in Newton County. It involves a cheese processing plan and a “dairy-themed” hotel. The purpose of this hotel is to help educate people about the dairy industry.  While  I am sure this project will be top notch and very well done, it did get me wondering what an agricultural-themed hotel might be like. SHARE How to Give Consumers A Glimpse of Life on the Farm Previous articleAnother Big Win for Indiana AgricultureNext articleThis Year a System for Weed Control is what is Needed Gary Truittlast_img read more

Limerick Council urged to help tackle crime in Askeaton

first_imgEmail Cllr Kevin Sheahanby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Kevin SheahanFORMER Mayor Cllr Kevin Sheahan has called on Limerick City and County Council to introduce a programme to help deal with criminality in Askeaton.Speaking at this month’s Adare-Rathkeale district meeting, the Fianna Fail councillor claimed there was a section of the local community who never worked a day in their lives, living off social welfare benefits, while the remainder of the population “suffers”.He suggested that “work, training or learning” would be beneficial and called on the local authority to draft a proposal to help alleviate antisocial behaviour in the town.“The issue of antisocial behaviour and criminality is one that the people in Askeaton are facing every day and every night. It is being ignored by local government and I would like to see the council putting together a programme,” Cllr Sheahan suggested.He later took umbrage at the fact that none of his council colleagues seconded his proposal and he told them that he was “devastated”.However, fellow councillors informed Cllr Sheahan that he had not put a formal proposal to the floor.Independent councillor Emmett O’Brien then called for an amendment to be added, indicating that they were working to “unify the community” and avoid any perception of “driving a wedge” between people.“We need to have the community working together,” said Cllr O’Brien.“It is our responsibility to ensure that everybody is treated equally and with fairness so we are all working together for the betterment of the town. Anything else would be borderline stupid”, he added.Cllr Sheahan then accused Cllr O’Brien of saying he was stupid and called on him to withdraw his comment.“Borderline incorrect,” Cllr O’Brien responded.Sinn Fein councillor Ciara McMahon asked that the community traveller liaison officer be party to any such draft proposal. TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtantisocial behaviourAskeatonCllr Ciara McMahonCllr Emmett O’BrienCllr Kevin SheahanCrimeFianna FáillimerickLimerick City and County CouncilSinn Fein Advertisement Previous articleRusangano Family line up a busy 2016Next articleDream of a City: poem for the day Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Linkedin Minister Patrick O’ Donovan announces opening of Limerick heritage site to the public for the first time Print Calls to clean the River Deel in Rathkeale center_img Gardaí to teach lesson on dangers of scramblers WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsLimerick Council urged to help tackle crime in AskeatonBy Alan Jacques – December 21, 2015 793 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pedestrian crossing falls ‘out of the sky’ in Pallaskenry Askeaton/ Ballysteen bring Easter joy to local community Adare-Rathkeale district in need of ‘plain-speaking’ voicelast_img read more

CHC Going Ahead with Planned Eastern Channel Dredge

first_imgCowes Harbor Commission (CHC) delivered a detailed briefing on the Outer Harbor Project (OHP) to the Harbor Advisory Committee (CHAC) at its September meeting.In summary, CHC reported that it has continued negotiations with the developer Victoria Quay Estate Limited (VQEL) and its investors, but have been unable to reach agreement on the final form of the Harbor Infrastructure Funding Agreement (HIFA) by the agreed deadline of 31st July 2018, despite CHC’s efforts.In August, VQEL informed CHC that the Isle of Wight Council planning consent for Victoria Quay Marina had time lapsed. According to CHC, this will result in VQEL having to re-submit and apply for a new planning consent, which could take up to seven months.At the Advisory Committee’s September meeting, CHAC members were consulted on the Commissioner Working Group’s recommendations, as follows:CHC is not in a position to sign the Harbor Infrastructure Funding Agreement due to a number of outstanding and materially significant issues.CHC to reconfirm its commitment to deliver a dredged Eastern Channel at the earliest opportunity and preferably this winter, subject to acceptable costs.CHC to continue communications with Homes England, VQEL, the Isle of Wight Council and other key parties on the way forward.Following discussion, the Advisory Committee stated its position as broadly supportive of the CHC proposals, including going ahead with the planned Eastern Channel dredge, provided that harbor users receive “best value” out of this stakeholder dividend project.The Advisory Committee’s feedback was taken into account at the September Board meeting of Cowes Harbor Commissioners, when they considered the issues, including potential further investment by CHC into the Outer Harbor Project.The Board agreed in principle to approve the Commissioner Working Group recommendations, that CHC is not in a position to sign the current version of the HIFA but should proceed with funding the Eastern Channel dredge this winter, subject to receiving an acceptable proposal from the dredging contractor. The Commissioners’ decision took into account CHC’s overriding objective to ensure safety in the harbor is prioritized.last_img read more

‘Last Well’ to Unveil Delivery of Safe Drinking Water for All by 2020

first_imgThe Last Well, the American non-governmental Christian organization from Rockwall, Texas, in the United States that is determined to provide safe drinking water throughout Liberia by the year 2020 will hold its first national partner conference tomorrow, August 2, at Kendeja Hotel.The gathering will be the largest partner conference yet, with key leaders of Last Well’s NGO and evangelism affiliates as well as dignitaries from across Liberia, including representatives from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s office.“We will share our strategic plan to bring the Gospel and clean water to all of Liberia by December 2020, and celebrate the more than one million Liberians who have already been reached,” a release, signed by Rev. Dr. Todd Phillips, founder and president of The Last Well, said.He said details of The Last Well’s ongoing partnership with the Ministry of Public Works and a shared strategy to reach all of Liberia by the year 2020 and gather relevant data from the field to assist the Ministry of Public Works in its effort to maintain the water delivery initiative will be done well after the year 2020.Participants are expected to bring to the table their expertise as partners to share what God will do over the next 53 months to make Liberia the first developing nation in history to have universal access to clean water and make Liberia the nation most saturated with the Gospel in our time, the release said.Dr. Phillips is passionate about eradicating waterborne illness in Liberia and sharing the Gospel with every village that is transformed through the provision of clean drinking water by the year 2020, according to the release.After a radical conversion experience at age 24, Todd devoted the next 20 years to reaching primarily young adults around the world with the life-transforming message of Jesus Christ as an evangelist and pastor. He recently served as Teaching Pastor at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas, before taking on his current fulltime role with The Last Well in March 2013, according information on www.thelastwell.orgHis vision for The Last Well came while he was the Senior Pastor of Frontline Church in Washington D.C. Many of the young adults who regularly attended one of ten Frontline Campuses around D.C. saw the movie, “Amazing Grace.” God used the movie, chronicling the life of William Wilberforce, a Christ follower credited with ending the slave trade in the U.K., to create an otherworldly passion in the hearts and minds of the 4,000 young adults who were part of the church. They came to Todd Phillips asking, “Why can’t we see God end something in our generation like he did when he ended the slave trade through William Wilberforce?” From that question, The Last Well was born, the release narrated. Meanwhile, Grand Kru County and recently Grand Cape Mount County have benefited from safe drinking water wells constructed in towns and villages ensuring that typhoid, dysentery and malaria that had wreaked havoc over the years are things of the past, the release indicated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more